Colin Kaepernick is still not throwing, but 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke insists that Kaepernick isn’t injured.
Baalke said today that “injured” is the wrong way to describe what Kaepernick is going through.
“‘Fatigued’ is the better word,” Baalke said, via the Sacramento Bee.
Whatever word you use, Kaepernick still isn’t throwing a football, which is kind of an important part of a quarterback’s job. But Baalke says Kaepernick still has a chance to earn the starting job, which at the moment appears to belong to Blaine Gabbert.
“Like we maintained all along, Kap’s going to be given every opportunity, just as Blaine is, just as Christian [Ponder] is, just as Thad [Lewis] was. They’re given every opportunity to earn that role,” Baalke said.
But Kaepernick can’t get an opportunity until he can throw. And it may still be a while before Kaepernick’s fatigued arm allows that.